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    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    I think when I die I'm gonna leave instructions that I want to look just like I did when I was 14 - the first time I kissed Elvis - so maybe he'll recoginize me when I get there!!!
    Take that pic that you have of me with you...remember, we always said we would share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    Take that pic that you have of me with you...remember, we always said we would share.


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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    Take that pic that you have of me with you...remember, we always said we would share.
    Hey! how come she has a picture of you and I don't yet???? huh?? huh???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksimms2 View Post
    Hey! how come she has a picture of you and I don't yet???? huh?? huh???
    The pic that she has was made when we were 14!!! I could put that on here and let everyone think I look really young!! I promise to get you one this week!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    Is this one worth hunting down Tony???
    Yes, it is...but the book has a few errors in it...but it is a well-done and tastefully-written book about Elvis's passing and funeral.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gary1 View Post
    From what i've read no photos were taken.
    Photos were taken but they have (thank God!) either disappeared or have been destroyed.



    Quote Originally Posted by TCBnAflash View Post
    Did you see what he was wearing, I've read it was 3 piece suit? I always thought they should've put him in of his favorite Jumpsuits or outfits he wore.
    Elvis wore a light blue shirt, a white two-piece suit and a white tie. I do also find it strange (as did the funeral director, the late Robert Kendall) that Elvis wasn't laid to rest in one of his jumpsuits....but to do this, they would have had to cut the suit completely in the back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post



    Elvis wore a light blue shirt, a white two-piece suit and a white tie. I do also find it strange (as did the funeral director, the late Robert Kendall) that Elvis wasn't laid to rest in one of his jumpsuits....
    I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't find it odd that he was buried in a suit. The jumpsuits represented the entertainer, but after all was said and done Elvis was just a man. To me...it showed the very human side of Elvis.

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    [IMGL]http://webbuilder.hostbasket.com/siteimages/30156/coffin1.jpg[/IMGL][IMGL]http://webbuilder.hostbasket.com/siteimages/30156/coffin2.jpg[/IMGL]

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    For the funeral, not for the viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't find it odd that he was buried in a suit. The jumpsuits represented the entertainer, but after all was said and done Elvis was just a man. To me...it showed the very human side of Elvis.
    I'm with you on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't find it odd that he was buried in a suit. The jumpsuits represented the entertainer, but after all was said and done Elvis was just a man. To me...it showed the very human side of Elvis.
    I don't think he should have been put in a jumpsuit either .
    They were just costumes; not something he wore every day.
    "I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem."

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    From what I've read Elvis was wearing a light blue shirt and either white or cream suit similar to the one he wore in The Trouble With Girls. He looked wonderful in that suit and I agree with Rosanne, that was very fitting to bury him in.

    Had he been buried in a jumpsuit the media once again would have had a field day with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    From what I've read Elvis was wearing a light blue shirt and either white or cream suit similar to the one he wore in The Trouble With Girls. He looked wonderful in that suit and I agree with Rosanne, that was very fitting to bury him in.

    Had he been buried in a jumpsuit the media once again would have had a field day with that!

    Diane
    You are so right Diane.....gives me the creeps to think of the mockery he would have been subjected to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alstrada View Post
    [IMGL]http://webbuilder.hostbasket.com/siteimages/30156/coffin1.jpg[/IMGL][IMGL]http://webbuilder.hostbasket.com/siteimages/30156/coffin2.jpg[/IMGL]
    Thanks Al.
    In her interview w/Larry King Pris pointed more towards the sofa area and said that that was where he was placed?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't find it odd that he was buried in a suit. The jumpsuits represented the entertainer, but after all was said and done Elvis was just a man. To me...it showed the very human side of Elvis.
    Absolutely... So sad the suit was tired up at the back side (as Tonny said ).
    Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
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    I heard a rumor that the body buried was only a wax figure... I never thought of the Elvis' funeral before... Is such an intriguin' topic to me, as well as hard to deal with. I'm not into that. I like to think of Elvis as the beautiful man he was: inside and outside. He may rest in peace as he deserves.
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    Videos Priscilla with Larry King CNN ...August 2007

    http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/musi...arry_king.html
    "I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan View Post
    Thanks Al.
    In her interview w/Larry King Pris pointed more towards the sofa area and said that that was where he was placed?????

    For the public viewing he was placed in the doorway of the mansion with his head facing the dining room and his feet facing the living room (as has already been mentioned). For the funeral, he was placed in front of the stained glass peacocks



    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy56 View Post
    Absolutely... So sad the suit was tired up at the back side (as Tony said ).

    The reason the suit was torn in the back is because that's how funeral home employees dress the deceased.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy56 View Post
    I heard a rumor that the body buried was only a wax figure...
    No, absolutely not! It was/is Elvis in the casket.

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    I don't believe that rumor Tony, just wanted to mention it to the TCB members. It was very known here in my country, but I never believed it. Everything started because of the "nose"... because people used to say that the nose was anything like Elvis's...
    For the theories, I know Elvis fell down in his bathroom and hurt his face.
    And how is it? The employees did that?... Torn the suit? It drives me really mad. Couldn't they be more careful?
    I'm still intrigued about the funeral pictures. People was not allowed to take pics, right? And the NE one is the only known, but maybe there are some more somewhere.
    Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
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    Heyas Tony...

    I know...that's why I found what Pris said odd...she sort of motions w/her hand toward the sofa area of the living room and states that he was placed there for viewing, etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy56 View Post
    The employees did that?... Torn the suit? It drives me really mad. Couldn't they be more careful?
    Wendy, here in the U.S. it is common procedure for funeral homes to tear out the back of a suit to be able to dress a deceased person--Elvis was no exception.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy56 View Post
    I'm still intrigued about the funeral pictures. People was not allowed to take pics, right? And the NE one is the only known, but maybe there are some more somewhere.

    No photos at all were allowed but in a cleverly devised plan, Billy Mann, Sr. snuck a small Minox camera into the mansion and took only three photos on the night of August 17, 1977 during the private family visitation. Two photos were badly out of focus and then he took the actual photo of Elvis in his casket. He was paid varying amounts of money by the NE to take the photo.





    (I apologize if I possibly came off sounding a bit rude in my first reply...I didn't mean to sound rude...I'm sorry)

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